Tony Iommi has issued his first official statement since being diagnosed with lymphoma.
The Black Sabbath guitarist says through hiswebsite:
I just want to say how overwhelmed I am with all your messages of support, thank you so much.
Well, its not what I wanted for Christmas, thats for sure, but now I cant wait for the test results to come in and get going with the treatment.
Its really good that the guys are coming over so that we can continue working on the albumas things are going great in the studio.
Well, not much else to say at this time, so thanks again.
Bless you all, Tony.